Monday, November 24, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 13

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Well this was an exciting week! I went from firing rifles to having a Dun fam jam in NYC. 
Here's Nov.17-23:

 My visit to West Point Military Academy - full post HERE

 This week's food attempt: a pretty kick-ass pizza (current obsession: mozzarella & pesto)

Funny moments this week:
LEFT: My creative writing teacher randomly brought us wine and Insomnia cookies to enjoy during class. Amazing.
RIGHT: My dad's biggest concern before visiting.

New restaurant discoveries
ABOVE: The Mermaid Inn - stellar clam pasta
BELOW: The Smile - delicious and healthy brunch

 Fun w/ the fam

 Had to make a visit to Max Brenner - YUM

 Mom & Jeff Koons

 Checked out the 9/11 memorial and it's incredible.

 One World Trade Center

 The fam, minus one sibling.

LEFT: Da Marcella (great spot on a budget for NYU students!)
RIGHT: Lol I made my mom do my signature face

The Wren - I walk by this place all the time and finally got the chance to stop in for brunch; it was the cutest!

Back it up:
- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NYU | West Point Military Academy

Never would I have thought I'd see the day that I'd get to shoot a rifle. It happened last Monday, on a field trip to West Point Military Academy with my class. My initial thoughts:

Anyone else remember this movie?! #CADETKELLY

Anyway, upon arriving at campus, it was more like a Harry Potter movie:
 We were welcomed by a group of cadets and split into groups. We took part in a series of activities, which included shooting virtual bullets from real rifles.

 We even ate MREs, aka strange packaged food.

 Such a cool experience!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

EVENT | VH1 You Oughta Know Concert

I'm pretty sure Nicole Richie is my celebrity spirit animal. This concept was solidified on Thursday, November 13th at VH1's You Oughta Know concert in NYC at the Hammerstein Ballroom. She hosted the show and was her usual cool self, as seen on Candidly Nicole. She also did a surprise rap performance. I'm a bit obsessed. I mean, she did get THIS close to me:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 11

This was such a busy week. From crazy light shows to reporting on the midterm elections, I was running around out and about. Here's November 3-9!

A fall #ootd

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EVENT | Cosmo's Fun Fearless Life Day 2

Day 2 started off with a quick power work-out to get everyone up and moving in their seats. Fitness guru Adam Rosante brought the energy to the stage and it was pretty great. I felt so refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

EVENT | Cosmo's Fun Fearless Life Day 1

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I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Cosmopolitan magazine's first-ever Fun Fearless Life weekend in NYC, which was jam-packed with inspirational speakers who got everyone excited and pumped to get their own lives started. Taking place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the event brought young women from around the world together to network, collaborate and get to know each other!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

EVENT | Fries of New York

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I take food very seriously. I've been to multiple food fests, had photo shoots with hamburgers and visited a doughnut museum. So obviously when I heard about a French fries exhibit, I had to go. Located at 168 Bowery (a popular pop-up spot, remember that time I was there in a slo-mo video throwing confetti? Yeah, good times), condiment brand Sir Kensington's set up a special two-day exhibit of the extensive amount of fries found throughout New York City. It was actually so cool to see them all side-by-side. It also made me very hungry (the only downside to the exhibit: no taste-testing). I took note of the ones I've already tried (including Shake Shack, Baregurger, brgr) and realized that I have so many more to go....

Take a look into the awesomeness:

Monday, November 10, 2014

NYU | Midterm Election 2014

On Tuesday, November 4th, I found myself on the news desk covering midterm election night in New York City. As part of an NYU journalism class, I took part in reporting the event and what went down (aka the Republican takeover). It was particularly interesting for me, as a Canadian — I had a lot of learning to do, but it turned out pretty well! I even got to hit the streets and talk to New Yorkers about their thoughts before election day. It was actually hilarious. Check it out below:

What New Yorkers are thinking on the eve of Election Day from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo.